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Ouch: Phaneuf delivers punishing hit to Sabres prospect

Buffalo defenseman Brendan Guhle is just an 18-year-old getting his feet wet in the NHL this season, and taking the ice against Dion Phaneuf Tuesday provided Guhle with a hard lesson about physicality in the professional ranks. Phaneuf, who has been known for his tough hits, didn't let up on the rookie when he had a chance to make contact midway through the second period. Although...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phaneuf closes book on previous season's disasters, starts new chapter with Babcock

Last season was not an easy one for anyone wearing a Toronto sweater, but Dion Phaneuf had a more difficult time than most. As captain of the Leafs, Phaneuf was held responsible for the team's many failures, and it didn't help that he had a poor season on the ice. But after a summer of healing and relaxation, Phaneuf returns to Toronto ready to start fresh, and that change starts...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are no longer interested in Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf

If you’re hoping the Red Wings will revisit that Dion Phaneuf trade this summer… well it looks like we’ve got some bad news for you. According to’s Ansar Khan, Detroit is apparently no longer interested in the Toronto veteran defenseman: @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told. — Ansar Khan...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings no longer interested in Dion Phaneuf

Prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were believed to be hotly pursuing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The two sides were unable to reach a deal before the deadline passed, but it was reported that the talks would resume over the summer. Now that the season has wrapped, it appears that the Red Wings have had a change of heart. @DetroitRedWings...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf to reporter: 'Have you played sports before?'

Dion Phaneuf was interviewed following his team’s 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and he provided an interesting response when asked about whether or not he was embarrassed by the Maple Leafs’ most recent loss. Phaneuf thought carefully before responding, but his answer shed some light on what the captain thinks about his current situation. “Have you played sports...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs, Red Wings to revisit Dion Phaneuf trade in summer

There were a ton of rumors surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf prior to the trade deadline. The Detroit Red Wings appeared to be Phaneuf’s destination, but a deal never came to fruition. Initial comments suggested that the two sides couldn’t reach a deal because of salary cap space and then time simply ran out. Though Phaneuf is still currently rocking the...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

The problems with networks broadcasting average users’ tweets with a particular hashtag are numerous, but it’s rare to see them spark a potential lawsuit. That’s what’s happened in the wake of TSN’s NHL trade deadline coverage show Monday, though, which was pulling in tweets with the #TradeCentre hashtag and broadcast the tweet “I want the leafs to keep lupul solely...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should stay this offseason

It was a disappointing 2013-14 season for head coach Randy Carlyle and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They ended up 38-36-8 (84 points) losing their last four game of the season and going 2-8-0 over their last 10. With yet another late season collapse, the Maple Leafs’ front office decided it was time for change. The team hired former chief player disciplinarian and hockey Hall of Famer...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Captain Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in December to be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top defenseman and captain long term, but he might actually begin that new deal with a different team. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Sunday that the Leafs are shopping Phaneuf, with the preferred destination being a Western Conference club. Ontario captains on the way...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Dion Phaneuf the answer in Florida?

If you haven't heard the news Dion Phaneuf has joined Jason Spezza as the big name on the move this summer. Toronto is looking to make some changes after their disappointing season. What bigger change could you make other than trading away your captain? Well, I guess you could change your coach...  Anyways. Phaneuf. He was traded away from Calgary a few years ago. He was young...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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